Is this normal

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by perrypoo, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. perrypoo

    perrypoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have a khaki Campbell she is about 7 months and has been laying for about 2 months. I was her today and suddenly there was this horrible smell, I look down she pooped on me. There was a lot of it, Brown and goopy like dihrea. Is this normal? Plz help thanks
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like a cecal poop which is normal I believe about every 10 poops, but if she continues to have poops like this every time then that would probably mean something is wrong.
     
  3. perrypoo

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    I was just really concerned because of the smell. They normally do this when her and my mallard lemon don't get enough mud or rocks
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    duck poop can smell pretty bad depending on what they have eaten.

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  5. revans2003

    revans2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I feed my ducks too much protein or too many treats they become very efficient fertilizing machines that smell terrible.

    Do you feed them tasty treats?
     
  6. perrypoo

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    I do but not recently too hard to find bugs
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Do your ducks have access to grit? they need grit to help them "chew" their food it's a very important part of their diet. If they have forage time and your ground isn't frozen they are probably getting their own grit.
     
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  8. perrypoo

    perrypoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I put it in their food and they naturally get.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Be careful not to over do when adding to their feed. better to offer in a separate dish.
     
  10. perrypoo

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    I don't have a separate dish maybe I can just reduce the amount
     

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